Canadians Kyle Wiltjer, Stefan Jankovic Workout For Toronto Raptors
With the 9th and 27th overall picks in the 2016 NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors will be look to address some glaring needs that could take the Raptors to the next level.
The Raps have begun their Pre-Draft workouts, with their first batch of players highlighted by a duo of Canadians.
Kyle Wiltjer and Stefan Jankovic are featured on a six player list of potential draftees that will be worked-out at the Raptors facility. Today Wiltjer and guard Gary Payton II hit the court.
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Wiltjer led the way for Gonzaga this year, helping the Bulldogs to the Sweet Sixteen while averaging 20.4 points per game.
"It's been my dream to play in this league for a while." – Gonzaga F Kyle Wiltjer at today's Pre-Draft Workouts. pic.twitter.com/8d1H27U3Rq
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Wiltjer started off his college experience at the powerhouse Kentucky, but after two seasons made the change to Gonzaga where he joined Canadians Kelly Olynyk and Kevin Pangos. Wiltjer has the length scoring ability for the pro level, but there has been questions about his athleticism translating to the pros.
Stefan Jankovic is skilled athlete with a basketball pedigree. He had a slow start to his college career at Missouri, however after transferring to Hawaii he flourished, earning the Big West Player of the Year award.
Jankovic is ready to test himself at the next level, however he still has room for growth, specifically at competing at the highest level and excelling. These workouts will put Jankovic to the test and show if he’s ready for the big league.